Less than a week after a leaked recording emerged of Sen. Prince Yormie Johnson describing the representative of Nimba’s first electoral district as a “greedy politician,” the self-proclaimed ‘godfather’ of Nimba has now pledged his support to Rep. Jeremiah Koung.
A motion to hold the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, Marie Urey Coleman and Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh in contempt of the legislature was prevented from moving forward by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers. Lawmakers accused the pair of lying under oath when they briefed the House regarding the gasoline crisis in Liberia.Â
Members of a joint legislative committee are meeting today on the third day of hearing into the draft budget to determine the abilities of government agencies to generate the local revenue component of the over US$532 million proposed for the 2019 fiscal year.
Several past and present lawmakers have filed a US$2 million lawsuit against Philipbert Browne, the owner, and publisher of the Hot Pepper newspaper.
Philipbert Browne, the man who broke news about the mysterious disappearance of newly printed Liberian banknotes, says he did not receive the second communication from members of the legislature requesting him to reappear.
After attending the United Nationsâ€™ 73rd General Assembly in New York, Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung of Nimbaâ€™s first district is expected to attend a fundraising program to support sanitation programs in Ganta.
Residents of Nimbaâ€™s first electoral district have agreed on a set of development plans for the district.
When Liberian politician Jeremiah Koung was campaigning for a seat in parliament in 2011 elections, he promised better health care for his constituents through a private hospital run by a foundation named after his mother and daughter.